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Edited by music_4321 - 9/16/12 at 6:22am
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Never call a bluff when you haven't got at least a pair and your high card is a 7 of Clubs.

 

Is that all that Magick's got?  Or am I totally not getting this joke?

 

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It will be 27 years next month! wink.gif

 

Beating the odds!  Anything special planned?

 

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Children's behaviour is a hell of a lot less contaminated than adults' behaviour—the younger the children, the less contaminated they are—so the way children look at, and interact with, other children is entirely different from that of adults. That's why I didn't say "the way boys look at boys and the way girls look at girls", though obviously the older children get, the closer their behaviour begins to resemble that of adults.

 

Oh right, the purity aspect.  LOL, I kind of went right past that and thought there was some kind of creepy aspect that I've never read up on.

 

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Where's the fun in that? biggrin.gif I just stayed where I was once, just to mess with her, and she ended up hunting me down. So I learned that resistance is futile.

 

You need better hiding places my friend, or actually no.


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For you or for her?  smily_headphones1.gif

I learned rather early on that she is like the world's most powerful magnet, and I am but a mere paperclip.


LOL! She said, "battery powered things are okay alone, but they're better when used together". Amen to that. biggrin.gif
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You raise a good point however with regard to gender roles. However, again, one needs to ask: is one attracted to gender roles, or is one attracted to an individual? It's a tricky question, and I don't think there's a right or wrong answer. I will say that I do think what makes a girl a girl isn't completely subsumed by the symbolic order: that is, there is a remainder which escapes any attempt to attribute a girl's being as such to social norms. When one is attracted to girls, could it be that it extends beyond the social construct ingrained into one's schema?

 

A discussion like this makes me think of this particular joke from a some guy. I don't know where I read this quote and I'm not sure who made this speech, but its a gorgeous thing:

 

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There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, "Morning, boys, how's the water?" And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, "What the hell is water?"

 

I sometimes feel both fascinated and frustrated when I think about my own preferences. I feel as though I can understand gender codes, interpret their significance or lack thereof, manipulate and confound them with rationality. In the end though I'm both restricted and propelled along in a watery miasma of physical responses, ingrained subconscious thoughts, inhibitions and hook ups, desires to transgress and desires to stay safe. It's not a terrible source of angst, but sometimes I wish I could explain it to myself let alone to other people.

 

I mean, if I had to unpack it; I think Andrej Pejic is one of the most gorgeous human beings on the planet.

 

 

A Little NSFW and also a little confronting. (Click to show)

 

I don't know if I'm more attracted to his physical appearance, or I'm more attracted by the tension his appearance causes in that kind of twilight zone of androgyny. I sometimes feel like I'm attracted to femininity without being attracted to the female, but then other times I feel like that that's a bit of a contradictory and unnecessary mental hook-up I've set up within myself and I should just tentatively declare myself bisexual and be done with it. Sometimes it feels like being in a reverse closet. Even the idea of partners as being binary opposites or complementary pairs confuses me. I'm attracted to what I wish I could be; I'm also attracted to that which would make me feel like I was so.

 

At the same time I feel like, if I can think really hard about all this, and gather up all the theory and philosophy and various viewpoints, I can keep swimming and not drowning.

 

 

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One of the best mobiles ever, the Nokia 3310, which eventually became a classic. Got it in 2000 and it's possibly the best, most reliable mobile I've ever had.

 

 

I agree completely! I had one of these as my first phone; I loved the sneaky souding ringtone I chose. I remember thinking that this phone was the perfect essence of phone-ness distilled. It probably still is.

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I mean, if I had to unpack it; I think Andrej Pejic is one of the most gorgeous human beings on the planet.

 

 

A Little NSFW and also a little confronting. (Click to show)

 

Close but no cigar...

 

 

Unpack that one!

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Is that all that Magick's got?  Or am I totally not getting this joke?


Beating the odds!  Anything special planned?


Oh right, the purity aspect.  LOL, I kind of went right past that and thought there was some kind of creepy aspect that I've never read up on.


You need better hiding places my friend, or actually no.

The "joke" depends on how close Magick is to the line of not being asked to join. You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em...

Last year we spent our wad on a 10 day trip to Australia. 3 weeks later I was laid-off and was out of work for 5 months. We're still digging out from that fiasco. So - nothing special planned....
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Oh, just a picture of the complex control and preamp solution that that I'm using for my living room AV system:

 

Pondering whether this is a bit of a purist approach...

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Perhaps that's her subtle way of saying "I'd rather start without you".

LOL.

Future-proofing this gem, just in case. : P
Ha Ha. It seems everybody is learning, music. tongue.gif
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The only Supertramp album I still listen to now and again, Crime of the Century (though I still have a soft spot for Crisis? What Crisis?). This is my my favourite track on the album — perfect, very effective drumming, though the whole song is just brilliant:


That. Is. Amazing. Thank you so much.
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Some more (brilliant) sax for you in a rock context — only trouble is it's a KC track.  wink.gif



No problem with this KC track. It reminds me of listening to some old radio or something while enjoying some hot beverage of your choice. Mmmmm.
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The "joke" depends on how close Magick is to the line of not being asked to join. You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em...
Last year we spent our wad on a 10 day trip to Australia. 3 weeks later I was laid-off and was out of work for 5 months. We're still digging out from that fiasco. So - nothing special planned....

Well at least you wont have to go to Australia for another 20 years......... Its not like it changes a lot........ 

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1. Nokia phones

A lot of Nokia discussion, and stay calm, I won't quote all the pictures. I will add though, that I myself had a 2110:

 

 

 

It was one of the best phones at the time. It was not a cheap one, although at the time, in Sweden, these were circulating the used market so with a little luck, one could snag one of these pretty cheap. I'd like to avoid thinking how these hit the used market so cheap, but I know for a fact that several people I knew had stolen ones. Oh well, the phone itself was great. This one I got from my father who wanted another phone, and gave me this one (I think I was at around 16 or even younger). The phone I had before this was the Microtac.

 


 

2. Gamenight with a friend

So, yesterday I went to a friend and we were going to study but it ended up becoming more and more of a gaming night. He was nice enough to give me a ride home, because it was midnight when we were done. As opposed to me, he has a PS3 (I have the 360, or to be honest, two broken RROD 360's). So I got to play Little Big Planet. A few impressions of the games we played:

 

SSX

 

A really fun game, somewhat destroyed by all the requirements to ride certain mountains. Not only do you have to have a certain item, for instance an Ice Hack, but you actually have to buy them yourself in-game. I mean, you buy them with game money you get for winning or doing a lot of tricks. However, if we set all those irritating moments aside, the game itself was really fun and well-done IMO. I'm an old fan of the old SSX 3 game, so I kind of knew the objectives and how to do what from before, but still - I liked the revamped graphics and the kept gameplay from the old games. It was fun. 4/5

 

L.A. Noire

 

I had never played this marvellous game before. I'm sure the lot of you have, but IMO it's one of the better games Rockstar have released, and I'm a Rockstar fanboy. Bully and GTA (all of them... ALL) were at the time of purchase simply put the best games I had ever bought. Don't even ask me how much I loved RDR. However, LA Noire truly belongs in that category. I loved pretty much everything about it, despite the interrogation alternatives being a little short. The thing is, the game itself is not perfect, and there are things they could do better (we're talking Rockstar, they can make the best games ever even better), but as a whole it was marvellous. Wonderful. Epic in its true meaning. Because, the game, was rather epic. It was like a story, a good old fashioned crime story from the '40s. Somewhere in the game (I only had time to play three cases) I kind of wished they had made a Roger Rabbit reference, but no cigar at this point. Anyway, 4.5/5.

 

Little Big Planet

 

What a master piece. Simply put, one of the funniest and laughter inducing games I've ever played, co-op or single. Really, it's silly cute and well, I think we grabbed some things we weren't meant to grab and some of the dolls talking to us broke and man - we laughed. Also, it's a 2.5D game really well executed if we set cuteness and laughter aside. The gameplay was rather clever, the design and graphic design was to my taste, controls were absolutely perfect, and so on. Out of sheer cuteness it would get a good 3.5/5, but since it was well executed in all other areas, 4.5/5.


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Little Big Planet

 

What a master piece. Simply put, one of the funniest and laughter inducing games I've ever played, co-op or single. Really, it's silly cute and well, I think we grabbed some things we weren't meant to grab and some of the dolls talking to us broke and man - we laughed. Also, it's a 2.5D game really well executed if we set cuteness and laughter aside. The gameplay was rather clever, the design and graphic design was to my taste, controls were absolutely perfect, and so on. Out of sheer cuteness it would get a good 3.5/5, but since it was well executed in all other areas, 4.5/5.

 

While a fun game, did you get up to the later levels? I find it starts to get frustratingly difficult, though its a good laugh when you and your teammates manage to waste all the continues in some horrible explosive chain reaction.

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While a fun game, did you get up to the later levels? I find it starts to get frustratingly difficult, though its a good laugh when you and your teammates manage to waste all the continues in some horrible explosive chain reaction.

No, there was simply no time to play it long enough to get to the later levels. We played through some levels in europe (?) and a level in africa. Then we got into a collaborative co-op game through playstation network, and I think (I'm not sure if we were the culprit) that we might've messed it all up. It was fun, and if there's some hardcore LBP-gamer that got trolled yesterday and is still very upset about it - I'm sorry. Though, I don't think I messed anything up on purpose .. it just kinda sorta got to that. redface.gif

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Probably because if you go back far enough, and into the right society and social class, women were pretty much viewed as those pots that come full of dirt and miracle grow so you just have to put your seed in it and go about your business...

 

 

I don't think one needs to go back that far to find such a viewpoint. : P

 

 


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It gets worse than that?  And it falls under the category of what you study for a living?

 

I lack the necessary emoticons...

 

 

 

Not really what I study for a living, no. He was a contemporary of Freud's, and when he showed him the draft for Sex and Character, Freud basically facepalmed and said "NO. GTFO."

 

It's really a mind-bending exercise in chauvinism. He says that women are basically material automatons, objects penetrated by everything in the universe, and everything they do is an effort to impress men who are themselves spiritual and nobel creatures. A woman's sexuality is merely animal instinct, whereas the man aspires to a higher form of love. The tension between sexes arises because man projects these lofty aspirations onto lowly woman who is incapable of ever living up to such standards, as she is completely devoid of anything nobel. The man is actually just projecting the love of himself, or rather the love he has for his best qualities.

 

...Yeah.

 

I study such things because I've always been fascinated by psychonanlytic theory (and Freud's contemporaries as a result). Also as a feminist, I think one should study these types of works to gain a better understanding of one's convictions. Perhaps a "know thy enemy" sort of thing. Though it's always helpful to consider alternate viewpoints in a sense, no matter how absurd they are.

 

 


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I mean, if I had to unpack it; I think Andrej Pejic is one of the most gorgeous human beings on the planet.

 

 

What a gorgeous human being. *swoon*

 

I love androgyny.


Edited by MuppetFace - 9/16/12 at 2:50am
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I'm not a particularly good poker player, I'd be better if I could wear a hood or mask. :P But I'm very good with blackjack, and decent with craps and baccarat.

As for her personal, umm, habits, I have no idea. That's entirely her business.
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